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Old 10-22-2009, 11:46 AM  
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I've heard it works but I don't know why sorry.



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Old 10-24-2009, 01:23 AM  
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It is their eyesight.

According to this webpage:

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Apparently the water bags do drive houseflies away. Not mosquitoes, not no-see-ums, not spiders, not roaches, not yellowjacket wasps, just houseflies. Evidently, houseflies, being highly edible and defenseless, are nervous types, and don't like to sit still when they see something moving nearby, because it could be a predator. The water bag acts a bit like a lens--try it some time--in which the movements of people in the area are reflected. Even if the fly is too far from the action to see it directly, it can see a shifting of light and dark in the water bag, which it interprets as nearby movement, and it will fly away from the bag. The reason it doesn't work on any other insects is that the other insects listed don't have eyesight worth a plugged nickel.

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Old 12-01-2009, 09:06 PM  
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such a simple technique to stop the flies problem. does it really work?
will google some information about it. anyway thanks for sharing this news.

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Old 12-07-2009, 12:19 PM  
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Well I guess funeticals brother-in-law was right, cause ol funs not been back since the water bag experiment. I miss his witty observations. Guess I'll have to try the water bag thing in the spring and see what happens. If I disappear also you might not want to try the hanging bag thing...

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Come on funetical, give us an update. Somone else is having fly problems. See other post, did this work?

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Funny I get the occasional email which brings me back. I guess it did. I still think my brother in law is a moron, but unfortunately correct. He still thinks it has something to with their eyes but I think it the refraction of light appearing to be motion that scares them.

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[QUOTE=funetical;42774] I still think my brother in law is a moron, but unfortunately correct. QUOTE]

Yep, got one too...

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:22 AM  
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Aren't they the greatest. For a know it all he doesn't know much.

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:48 AM  
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One of the old Mexicans at work told me about this method.....claims it works. Told me thats why mexicans are smarter than white people, mexicans hang bags of water that last and white people buy sprays that float away in the wind...LOL(not racist, its an on going Joke between him and I)

Anyways he claims its the way the bagged water fractures the light, thats why the flies keep away from it.

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Old 06-01-2011, 02:17 PM  
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works for me. and the above posts are correct. It's their eyesight. Look thought a hanging bag of water and tell me it wouldnt be mind blowing if you were a 1/4 inch long.

now imagine that your eyes are like the first pic and your vision is like the second.





Id stay away from hanging bags of terror too!



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